New to the Forum... Not New to Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by MeepMawp, Jan 6, 2016.

    1. MeepMawp

      MeepMawp Member

      Location:
      Ontario
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Being Born
      I'm Vicki. I'm only 22, but I've had T for as long as I remember. In fact, I didn't realize it wasn't normal until I was around 10 years old.
      I've done plenty to aggravate this thing, headphones cranked up, going to concerts etc. Hell, my current job involves 60+ barking dogs, something even the best ear plugs cannot hope to compete with.
      I struggled with depression and GAD for a long time, and only recently discovered that they are also linked to T. My anti-depressants help take the edge off, but I find more and more lately the endless ringing drives me close to the edge of sanity. I'm just here to talk to people who get it.
       
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    2. SwedishSImon
      Joyful

      SwedishSImon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2007
      Hi Vicki!
      I'm 23 and I got T 9 years ago listening to loud music with shitty headphones. This holiday during a night out I forgot my earplugs and it got worse. It's louder now and stresses me out, the only relief I have is that it gets better with time as your life passes by. Try to live life at max and just life with the T. Hopefully they find a cure soon
       
    3. Sven
      Procrastinating

      Sven Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Has it improved? It could be just a "worry spike", I've had plenty of those. However, should you forget your earplugs, don't go out. You'll just end up regretting it.
       
    4. BettyHasHope

      BettyHasHope Member

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ruptured eardrum

      Wow you were very young when you got tinnitus. How did you get treated by doctors?
       
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      MeepMawp

      MeepMawp Member

      Location:
      Ontario
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Being Born
      My gp didn't really seem to believe me the one time I brought it up, so I never bothered to pursue it. My mother, whose experience with T mirrors my own, went to hearing specialists who informed her that there was nothing they can do.
       
    6. Chris Couper
      Flirty

      Chris Couper Member

      Location:
      Cornwall
      Tinnitus Since:
      1982
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise.
      Hi Vicki, You are v young for this.
      This may sound like no help at all,,, but I have found that it does get better,
      The only way I can explain, which may sound mad is to sort of forgive it. Sort of patronise it and then try to feel above it all..
      If that sounds like a load of crap the please tell me.? I am only trying to help. Chris.
       

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